IF YOU love Stevie Ray Vaughan, Eric Clapton or Freddie King, don’t miss Blues Exile this Sunday afternoon at the Macquarie Arms in Windsor.
The Sydney-based band formed in late 2015 playing a mix traditional blues and a a selection of original blues rock tunes.
The band have a big affection for Windsor as the Blues Festival in 2015 was their entry into such events. Since then the band has grown in popularity with residencies in venues in Sydney’s east and west and on the coast, supporting the likes of Phil Emmanuel, Mitch Anderson and Dai Pritchard.
Last year’s Blues Festival was a memorable highlight with the boys joined on stage by the headline act - legendary blues artist Chris Cain from the USA.
Blues Exile has been described as a band that plays with passion and they clearly enjoy what they do. Singer/guitarist Emmanuel Gial combines smooth vocals with gritty guitar work give the band their distinctive sound, along with the perennially cool Hammond organ, played by Bill Ferguson. The solid engine room of Dario Moconja on bass and Brendan Maguire on drums bring up the backline.
They’ll be on at the Mac 1-4pm, Sunday, May 21. Come and clap Brendan on the back and say happy birthday.